MPD: Animal Unit

MPD Animal UnitProfile

  • Drama: MPD: Animal Unit (English title)
  • Romaji: Keishicho Ikimono Gakari
  • Japanese: 警視庁いきもの係
  • Director: Takao Kinoshita, Tsukuru Matsuki, Junichi Ishikawa
  • Writer: Takahiro Okura (novel), Shinichi Tanaka, Hayato Miura
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Episodes: 10
  • Release Date: July 9 – September 10, 2017
  • Runtime: Sundays 21:00-21:54
  • TV Ratings: 6.5%
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot

Tomozo Sudo (Atsuro Watabe) is a detective. Due to an incident, he is excluded from investigative work. He is then assigned to work in a division responsible for taking care of animals whose owners are suspects or missing. Keiko Usuki (Kanna Hashimoto) is a police constable and works in the same division. She loves animals more than humans. Keiko develops inferences from clues from animals left behind at crime scenes. Tomozo and Keiko work together to solve cases.

Notes

  1. Based on 4 novels by Takahiro Okura: “Kotori wo Aishita Yogisha” (published July, 2010 by Kodansha), “Hachi ni Hikareta Yogisha Keishicho Ikimono Gakari” (published July, 2014 by Kodansha), “Pengin wo Aishita Yogisha Keishicho Ikimono Gakari” (published June, 2017 by Kodansha) and “Kujaku wo Aishita Yogisha Keishicho Ikimono Gakari” (published June, 2017 by Kodansha).

Cast

Tomoharu Hasegawa

Tomoharu Hasegawa

Susumu Terajima

Susumu Terajima

Shohei Miura

Shohei Miura

Kanna Hashimoto

Kanna Hashimoto

Sho Kiyohara

Sho Kiyohara

Atsuro Watabe

Atsuro Watabe

Atsuko Asano

Atsuko Asano

Additional Cast Members:

  • Ren Ishikawa – Yayoi Mikasa
  • Daisuke Yokoyama – Takuro Shijima
  • Denden – Shokichi Nidegawa
  • Shingo Murakami – Masaru Yamamoto (ep.3)
  • Kanau Tanaka – Kenji Degura (ep.4)
  • Yusuke Saito – Minoru Kajita (ep.6)

Trailers

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Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 07/09/2017 8.9%
02 07/16/2017 7.2%
03 07/23/2017 6.0%
04 07/30/2017 5.7%
05 08/06/2017 6.6%
06 08/13/2017 5.3%
07 08/20/2017 5.9%
08 08/27/2017 5.7%
09 09/03/2017 5.7%
10 09/10/2017 7.7%
Average 6.5%

Source: Video Research, Ltd.



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